Chelsea Patterson

Chelsea Patterson lives and works in Washington, D.C., where she spends her days working on policy and her nights working on her first book. You can follow her on twitter @Chelspat.

Articles From Chelsea

3 reasons I chose not to participate in the Women’s March

I’m a millennial woman, living and working in the heart of Washington D.C., and I chose not to participate in the Women’s March this past Saturday. While there were hundreds of thousands of women across the world who participated, there were some very specific reasons why I abstained from the March. First of all, let […]

What millennials (and Kerry) fail to understand about Israel and “peace”

“I have no doubt that our alliance will endure the profound disagreement we have had with the Obama administration.” – Bibi Netanyahu Millennials are more likely to sympathize with Palestinians than Israelis. According to a Pew Research poll, the gap among sympathizers is the largest with millennials. “Millennials are the only generational cohort in which […]

Andy Richter is ‘grateful’ Planned Parenthood aborted his child

Earlier this September, actor, writer, and comedian Andy Richter spoke at the “Sexy Beast” fundraiser for Planned Parenthood in L.A. During his speech, he shared his abortion story with the crowd. “In 1992, my girlfriend and I were having a rough time. We’d been performing in a show together for a couple of years, but […]

A millennial’s reflection on 9/11, 15 years later

September 11, 2001 is a day that no American will ever forget. We will never forget where we were and what mundane tasks we were doing as the chilling news overtook them that almost 3,000 Americans had been murdered in a terrorist attack on our own soil. Everyone has their own story about that day. This past […]

‘A nasty guy with no heart’: Trump at war with religious right

Donald Trump continues to lambast leaders, alienate potential voters, and show his true character. This morning he tweeted about Dr. Russell Moore, president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission. .@drmoore Russell Moore is truly a terrible representative of Evangelicals and all of the good they stand for. A nasty guy with no heart!— Donald […]

Trump doesn’t impress Washingtonians… And gets zero D.C. delegates

This past weekend, Washington D.C. residents had the rare chance to influence the presidential race by participating in the D.C. GOP caucus, an event that traditionally doesn’t pull much weight in an election’s outcome. According to the DC Board of Elections, there are approximately 27,000 registered Republicans in the nation’s capital, totaling just about 6 percent […]

Trump to Pope: “When the Vatican is attacked by ISIS”…

A war of words erupted between presidential hopeful Donald Trump and Pope Francis after the Pope suggested that Trump was “not a Christian,” based on his calls to deport undocumented immigrants and his assertions that as president, Mexico would be forced to fund a wall separating their country from the United States. “A person who thinks only about […]

Liberty University alums: Trump endorsement an ’embarrassment’ to the school

All eyes were on Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr., when he placed his high profile stamp of approval upon Donald Trump in an official endorsement on Tuesday. Falwell stated that Trump is “a successful executive and entrepreneur, a wonderful father, and a man who I believe can lead our country to greatness again.” Liberty […]

What to watch for: President Obama’s final State of the Union address

The President “shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their Consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient.” Article II, Section 3, Clause 1. United States Constitution On Tuesday evening President Barack Obama will deliver his seventh and final State of the Union address. […]